OH MY GOD! It's just been confirmed that Oscar Isaac and Gina Rodriguez will be costarring in a movie together and all is right in the world. The film could literally be about ANYTHING and we would go watch it, but it just so happens that the subject matter sounds fascinating as well.
Based on the 2014 hit novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation is a sci-fi thriller featuring an incredible cast aside from Isaac and Rodriguez. Natalie Portman was the first actress to sign on in the starring role. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thompson are also confirmed. The novel was part of a trilogy, so there's a strong possibility we could see way more of Rodriguez and Isaac together than just one film.
The book centers around a team of four women — a biologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and an anthropologist — who set out to explore Area X, an uninhabited and mysterious landscape that’s killed all 12 expeditions to go before them. Portman plays the narrator and biologist, and Issac will play her recently deceased husband who was on the last expedition to Area X.
If anyone is as excited as we are that Rodriguez and Isaac are working together, it's the Jane the Virgin star herself. In reaction to the #OscarSoWhite controversy that exploded surrounding the Academy Awards, Rodriguez created her very own #MovementMondays to highlight the accomplishments and talents of people of color in Hollywood. Her first choice? Oscar Isaac himself!